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Five Saints


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Description Four of these saints are recognizable by their attributes: Sebastian by his arrows, Anthony Abbot by his staff, Margaret by her dragon, and Lucy by her burning lamp. The fifth is a bishop, as indicated by his miter; his crozier is incised directly into the gold leaf above Anthony Abbot's head. While three of the saints face toward what would have been the altarpiece's main panel, two turn their gaze outward. By directing the gaze of selected figures towards the worshiper, the painter made the saints appear more attentive to the needs of those who looked to them for help and protection. For more information on this panel, please see Zeri catalogue number 10, pp. 17-18.
Provenance Marquess Filippo Marignoli, Rome and Spoleto, until 1898 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Marquess Francesco Marignoli, 1898 [mode of acqusition unknown]; Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome, 1899 [1900 catalogue supplement: no. 26, attributed to Simon Memmi]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
1370-1379 (Medieval)
Medium
tempera and gold leaf on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.719
Measurements
Painted surface H: 48 1/2 x W: 17 5/16 x D: 1/2 in. (123.2 x 44 x 1.2 cm)
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Not On View

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